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Ms. Magana

POA Counselor Grades 9-12 : Sonia Magana

Welcome! My name is Sonia Magaña and I am the school counselor for POA 9-12th grade. I obtained my undergraduate degree from California State University Channel Islands in Liberal Studies and went on to obtain my Masters of Science in Counseling from California Lutheran University.  I am starting my third year as a school counselor. Starting my career in San Diego as a middle school counselor, I then joined an elementary school in the Santa Clarita Valley. Originally from Michoacán, Mexico, I grew up in sunny Southern California; I am bilingual and have a deep appreciation for World Culture and Languages. You will find me traveling, enjoying museums, or watching cinema on my free time. I am beyond ecstatic to join the PDL team and help students reach their full potential!


Ms. Flaherty

POD/POA Counselor Alyssa Flaherty

Hello there! My name is Alyssa Flaherty and I am the School Counselor for POD, POA 6th-8th graders, and the P4 program. Originally from Bellingham Washington, I lived for many years in the San Juan Islands as a summer camp director. After getting my Associate's Degree from Shoreline Community College, I received my BA in Sociology from Western Washington University, and most recently graduated with my M.ED in School Counseling from Seattle Pacific University. In my spare time I love to go hiking and camping, but I can also be found snuggling up with my cat, Winnie, while reading a good book. I am thrilled to be a part of the PDL community and look forward to working with you!

    Ms. Richardson                 
POD GED Case Manager Tiffany Richardson

Hello my name is Tiffany Richardson. I've been working in education for almost a decade now. I did my undergraduate degree at Walla Walla University and I started my Masters in Teaching in North Carolina but life brought me back to the Great Pacific Northwest and I finished my teaching certification here. I love to travel and am trying to get as many new stamps as I can next summer. Germany? New Zealand? China? Paris? Not sure but adventure calls!  I love working with students and truly enjoy doing all I can to support them as they move towards their goals and dreams. I am here for ALL PDL students however this year I am the case manager for our GED students. I love for students to share good music with me and I am always around for a chat. Let me know how I can help.